National Geographic : 1946 Dec
A 70-foot Wheel, Lifting Water to an Aqueduct in Hama, Groans So Loudly It Can BeHeard foraMile Paddles, turned by the Orontes River, elevate buckets, which empty themselves. Homes and gardens are watered by a series ofthese devices (page 745). This one, largest in Hama, fills the bathing pool of a mosque. Syrian boys, catching a ride, dive from the paddles or swing aroundasonFerris wheels. China hassimilar wheels.